• Shanahan Visits Border, Says Troops Staying Until Situation is Secure

    Shanahan Visits Border, Says Troops Staying Until Situation is Secure0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited McAllen, Texas, Saturday and said he intends to accelerate border security planning while working to bolster the administration’s border activities without requiring endless DOD help, AP reported. During the brief visit Shanahan offered assurances that the Pentagon has no plans to end its military support early. “We’re not going

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  • DOD Receives Additional DHS Border Support Request

    DOD Receives Additional DHS Border Support Request0

    The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon for more border support, including providing tents to handle a surge of migrants at the southern border, The Hill reported. A Pentagon official confirmed the new DHS request Friday evening, saying it was for single-occupancy units. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has not formally responded to

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  • DHS Asks DOD for More Border Troops

    DHS Asks DOD for More Border Troops0

    A new Department of Homeland Security request for additional troops and other logistical support on the southern border has been received by the Pentagon, CNN reported Friday. The request arrived late Wednesday and was still under review by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Friday afternoon, according to CNN. The request would authorize about 300 troops

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